It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a SuperShelf!

Our Daily Bread Food Shelf at Shepherd of the Valley Church in Apple Valley recently became the second 360 Communities food shelf to transform into a healthy SuperShelf! The SuperShelf pilot study was developed in partnership by HealthPartners, Valley Outreach, The Food Group, University of Minnesota Extension and Department of Family Medicine and Community […]

By |August 15th, 2017|Categories: food shelf, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a SuperShelf!

One afternoon at the Burnsville Family Resource Center makes a difference

Distraught and in tears, Cassidy walked into the 360 Communities Burnsville Family Resource Center searching for any kind of help. The single mother of three children had been struggling financially ever since losing her job eight months ago. Cassidy had searched for employment but was unable to land a job. She consequently lost her […]

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: food shelf, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on One afternoon at the Burnsville Family Resource Center makes a difference

Dakota County Public Health recognizes Rychner’s work

The Dakota County Public Health Department recently recognized 360 Communities’ Director of Self-Sufficiency Anika Rychner with a Public Health Achievement Award Honorable Mention in recognition of her work to transform 360 Communities food shelf system to deliver healthier choices to our clients.

“This is more than a personal honor for me,” says Rychner, “It really […]

By |May 20th, 2017|Categories: food shelf, Press Release, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on Dakota County Public Health recognizes Rychner’s work

360 Communities shatters March Campaign goals!

During Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign, 360 Communities had goals of raising $100,000 and 50,000 pounds of food to help fight hunger in Dakota County.

Together, we beat both goals and collected more than $110,000 and over 94,000 pounds of food! Businesses, faith communities, schools, law enforcement agencies and more ran fund and food drives for us. […]

By |April 7th, 2017|Categories: food shelf, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities shatters March Campaign goals!

360 Communities addresses increasing need with healthy food access

by Anika Rychner
Director of Self-Sufficiency

Think of the last thing you ate.  Are you still full?  Or is your stomach rumbling?  Are you worried about where your next meal will come from?  Or will it be easy and stress-free for you to find a nutritious meal?  Unfortunately for many Minnesotans, especially children, having enough food […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Categories: Columns, community fundraiser, food shelf, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities addresses increasing need with healthy food access

Healthy food choices abound at 360 Communities

Over the past year, an exciting evolution has been taking place with 360 Communities’ network of five food shelves. This summer we introduced Healthy Food Guidelines, prioritizing the purchase of healthy food for our food shelf customers.

“The most costly items in grocery store are the best for you – things like lean protein, dairy, and […]

By |October 22nd, 2016|Categories: food shelf, Self-Sufficiency, Videos||Comments Off on Healthy food choices abound at 360 Communities